Dawn of the Order
The idea for Order of the Spirits, these characters and the world around them, it all started a long time ago. I was still in high school and bored out of my mind. The photo above was taken in a classroom, where I would ignore the lectures most of the time and scribble notes about Wolf, Nemo, and the Elite knights, instead. Once I had a clear vision of who these characters were and what they're capable of becoming, I started drafting their first adventures.
Initially, I did so by sketching out storyboards. The idea, back then, was to tell this ever-expanding narrative through a series of comic books. The person who was supposed to do the artwork was a talented friend of mine who, no surprise here, was also bored during classes. The comic angle didn't work out in the end, but I did share many of my first stories with this friend and bounced some ideas off of him. If not for his involvement, the world of Order of the Spirits might've turned out quite different from what we have now.
Either way, inspired by my passionate ramblings about these characters and their exciting stories, he came up with the first designs for the emblem of the Order! The logo he had drawn on the rubber eraser above was, in fact, his second sketch. The first one had been drawn on a paper napkin that later got me into trouble with one of our teachers, but that's a story for another time... Needless to say, Emilie eventually perfected the design and we got our final version of the emblem, but on the picture above is where it all started... In the classroom my friend and I were so eager to escape from.
And you know what? Both of us still fucking hate that damn place.